Medieval History

Consider the following statements about Sher Shah's administration:

  1. He divided his empire into Sarkars, which were further subdivided into Parganas.
  2. The Sarkars and the Parganas were directly administered by Sher Shah without the help of any other officials.

Which of the above statements is / are correct?

  1. Only 1
  2. Only 2
  3. Both 1 and 2
  4. Neither 1 nor 2

Answer

Sher Shah divided his empire into 47 sarkars. Each Sarkar was divided into smaller units called Parganas. A civilian was to be the head of the entire province and was given a small army. Two - important officials of Sarkar were Munsif-i-Munsifan and Shigdar -i Shigdaran.

Important officials of Parganas were Shigdar, Amin, treasure, Munisff etc.

The correct option is A.